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ERIC Number: EJ1106237
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2332-3205
Status of the Usage of Active Learning and Teaching Method and Techniques by Social Studies Teachers
Akman, Özkan
Universal Journal of Educational Research, v4 n7 p1553-1562 2016
The purpose of this study was to determine the active learning and teaching methods and techniques which are employed by the social studies teachers working in state schools of Turkey. This usage status was assessed using different variables. This was a case study, wherein the research was limited to 241 social studies teachers. These teachers were randomly selected from various regions of Turkey during the 2014-2015 fall and spring period. "Active learning method and techniques scale" was used by the researchers as the data collection tool. The reliability and validity of the scale were tested before applying to the participants of study. Cronbach's Alpha reliability coefficient was calculated as 0.88. Seventy-four articles of the scale consisted of 82 articles. These articles included eight questions related to the occupational and demographic specifications of the participants and five Likert type questions for the active learning method and technical knowledge. The data were analyzed by one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), independent t-test and post hoc Tukey's test, using the SPSS 18.00 packaged program. Findings shows that project, concept map, finding reason--result, teaching through invention are the most frequently used techniques. Findings in this study point towards differences in the usage status of active learning-teaching methods among the social studies teachers. These differences are not based on the educational background of the teachers or their graduation institute, but on the gender, international experiences, in-service participation for occupation development, occupational seniority, and status and geographic location of the school where the teachers were employed. An appendix provides a table of descriptive values of the articles of active teaching method and techniques scale.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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